IOU Partners with FINSYNC to Fuel Growth

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IOU Financial WebsiteMontreal-based IOU Financial announced yesterday that it is partnering with FINSYNC in an effort to improve their customers’ experience and broaden access to new customers. FINSYNC is a cash flow management software and platform that allows businesses to collect income, pay bills, process payroll, automate accounting, and access financing through FINSYNC’s Lending Network.

“FINSYNC’s innovative cash flow management solution helps business owners better assess the opportunity to access working capital based on past and projected cash flow,” said Christophe Choquart, VP of Strategic Partnerships at IOU Financial. “This is a totally new way to [support] growing businesses.”

FINSYNC provides almost all financing-related services except for the actual financing. According to its website, FINSYNC has partnerships with a number of other alternative funders, including OnDeck, Breakout Capital, BFS Capital and The Business Backer.

“This partnership greatly enhances the convenience of applying for working capital,” said Robert Gloer, President and COO of IOU Financial. “It gives merchants insight into what a cash infusion would look like [before they take out a loan.” 

Through this partnership, IOU Financial’s marketing efforts will introduce potential merchants to FINSYNC’s payment, payroll and accounting services, while FINSYNC will offer IOU Financial an enhanced user experience, according to IOU Financial CEO Philip Marleau. He said that, for now, neither company is exchanging money with one another. It is purely a mutually beneficial partnership.

IOU Financial offers business loans of up to $300,000 to small business merchants in the U.S. and Canada. The company, which is traded publicly on the Toronto Stock Exchange, had a strong third quarter, with $36.1 million in originations, an 85% increase from the prior year. The lender’s average loan is $100,000 with a 12 month term, although they do offer terms up to 18 months.

Founded in 2009 by Gloer and CEO Phil Marleau, the company also has an office in Atlanta and has a total of about 40 employees.

Last modified: November 27, 2018
Todd Stone

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